Former CUT coach Pieter Bergh has been appointed as Griquas head coach for the 2022 season.
Bergh had coached CUT with aplomb in this year’s Varsity Cup season and his work has been rewarded with a promotion as Griquas head coach. He signed a three-year contract with the union.
Griquas CEO Arni van Rooyen believes Bergh is the perfect replacement for his predecessor Scott Mathie, who is set for a career move abroad.
“We feel very fortunate to have Pieter back in our structures as he knows Kimberley and, more importantly, the game of rugby well,” said Van Rooyen.
“After a very successful 2021 season, we need a head coach who is capable of taking the team to the next level and we feel that Pieter is the right man to do so.”
Van Rooyen lauded Mathie and his assistant Albert van der Berg for guiding Griquas to the semi-finals of the Currie Cup and for leaving the team in a better state than they found it.
“They came in at a difficult time and did extremely well with the team. They can be very proud of what they achieved and will be sorely missed by everyone at Griquas.”
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